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Newswise: Woman recovers from potentially deadly stroke with timely treatment and determination
Released: 22-Sep-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Woman recovers from potentially deadly stroke with timely treatment and determination
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

During a time when many people are delaying appropriate health care due to fear of COVID-19, Patricia Miata, 58, says timely treatment is ultimately what saved her life after suffering a stroke.

17-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Kidney Damage From COVID-19 Linked to Higher Risk of In-Hospital Death
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

In an analysis of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, kidney damage associated with the infectious disease was linked with a higher risk of dying during hospitalization.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT
40% of O'ahu, Hawai'i beaches could be lost by mid-century
University of Hawaii at Manoa

The reactive and piecemeal approach historically used to manage beaches in Hawai'i has failed to protect them.

Newswise: Berkeley Team Plays Key Role in Analysis of Particle Interactions That Produce Matter From Light
Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Berkeley Team Plays Key Role in Analysis of Particle Interactions That Produce Matter From Light
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers at Berkeley Lab played a key role in an analysis of data from the world’s largest particle collider that found proof of rare, high-energy particle interactions in which matter was produced from light.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Muslims, atheists more likely to face religious discrimination in US
University of Washington

A new study led by the University of Washington found that Muslims and atheists in the United States are more likely than those of Christian faiths to experience religious discrimination. Researchers focused on public schools and tested how principals responded to an individual’s expression of religious belief.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Did Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Say Her ‘Most Fervent Wish’ Was Not To Be Replaced until a New President is installed?
Newswise

The quote reads: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.” Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in the days before her death.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Evolution of radio-resistance is more complicated than previously thought
Frontiers

The toughest organisms on Earth, called extremophiles, can survive extreme conditions like extreme dryness (desiccation), extreme cold, space vacuum, acid, or even high-level radiation.

Newswise: Common HIV drugs increase a type of immunity in the gut
Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Common HIV drugs increase a type of immunity in the gut
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

In this research, the investigators studied the effect of TDF/FTC in patients who were using the drug to prevent HIV, and in the absence of active HIV infection. The researchers observed patients over the past five years and also included data from two earlier studies.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:45 PM EDT
When does a second COVID surge end? Look at the maths
University of Sydney

Mathematicians have developed a framework to determine when regions enter and exit COVID-19 infection surge periods, providing a useful tool for public health policymakers to help manage the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: COVID Opens a Partisan Gap on Voting by Mail
Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
COVID Opens a Partisan Gap on Voting by Mail
University of California San Diego

Study by UC’s New Electorate Project documents a growing divide on preferences for absentee ballots. Before the pandemic, there wasn’t any difference in the rates at which Democratic and Republican voters actually cast their ballots by mail or in-person. That may change now.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Web resources bring new insight into COVID-19
Baylor College of Medicine

Researchers around the world are a step closer to a better understanding of the intricacies of COVID-19 thanks to two new web resources developed by investigators at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California San Diego.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Nearly 20 percent of americans don't have enough to eat
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

More than 18 percent of U.S. adults do not know whether they will have enough to eat from day to day, and the numbers are worse for Hispanics, Blacks, people with obesity, and women, a new report shows.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
During Busy Wildfire Season (and Pandemic), S&T Focus on Sensors Burns Bright
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's Smart City Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program is bringing together government and private sector partners to identify technologies that can detect and alert emergency management, utilities, and citizens of a threatening wildfire.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
From pandemic to storms, virtual summit takes on issues facing small island states
University of Delaware

The Virtual Island Summit, held earlier this month and attended by 350 representatives of government, civil society, business and academics from more 60 different countries, addressed the urgency of identifying and implementing technology-based solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Patients With COVID-19 May Have Higher Risk of Kidney Injury
Rush University Medical Center

According to Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, the Ralph C Brown MD professor and chairperson of Rush’s Department of Internal Medicine, patients with COVID-19 experience elevated levels of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR), an immune-derived pathogenic protein that is strongly predictive of kidney injury.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Researchers Offer Lessons Learned From Early Covid-19 Patients
Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Researchers Offer Lessons Learned From Early Covid-19 Patients
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using a combination of demographic and clinical data gathered from seven weeks of COVID-19 patient care early in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins researchers today published a “prediction model” they say can help other hospitals care for COVID-19 patients — and make important decisions about planning and resource allocations.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Complications from diabetes linked to worse memory, IQ in children
UC Davis Health

A study led by UC Davis Health researchers uncovered that even one severe episode of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is linked to cognitive problems; and among children with a previous diagnosis, repeated DKA exposure predicted lower cognitive performance after accounting for glycemic control.

Newswise: UCLA-Easton Center names new director to lead Alzheimer’s research
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
UCLA-Easton Center names new director to lead Alzheimer’s research
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Dr. Keith Vossel, who is known for his discovery that many Alzheimer’s patients experience nighttime seizures that disrupt their sleep, is the new director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Health Receives $1.2 Million to Help Improve Rural Health Care
Wake Forest Baptist Health

– Wake Forest Baptist Health has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help improve rural cardiovascular care in Wilkes County.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Ecologists confirm Alan Turing's theory for Australian fairy circles
University of Göttingen

Fairy circles are one of nature's greatest enigmas and most visually stunning phenomena.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Pres. Trump's Claim that Japanese Automaker Assembly Plants Have Been Announced or Built in Michigan is False
Newswise

At a rally in North Carolina on September 19, 2020, Pres. Trump said that he persuaded former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to get car companies to bring manufacturing to Michigan. This claim is false. No Japanese auto-assembly plants have opened in Michigan and their doesn't seem to be any plans for the near future.

Newswise: Big Astronomy Planetarium Program and Online Activities Go Live!
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Big Astronomy Planetarium Program and Online Activities Go Live!
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Big Astronomy or Astronomia a Gran Escala is a bilingual planetarium show that extends beyond the dome using web-based and hands-on resources. In Big Astronomy, discover Chile’s grand observatories and meet the people who push the limits of technology and expand what we know about the Universe using world-class telescopes.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Webinar: Data Gaps Posing Risks to Financial Markets and Economy
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Federal Reserve's Randal Quarles and Stanford professor Darrell Duffie will discuss the progress on financial stability analysis and data needs since the 2008 financial crisis.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
T Cell Therapy, Gut Microbiome, Tumorigenicity, and More Featured in September 2020 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences features leading research in toxicology in the areas of biomarkers, environmental toxicology, and more in the September 2020 issue.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
FSU superconductivity expert elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Florida State University

David Larbalestier, the chief materials scientist at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and a Krafft Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Newswise: Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds
Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds
University of Georgia

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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21-Sep-2020 5:55 PM EDT
U.S. cellphone data uncovers “hotspots” where COVID-19 social distancing levels are low
PLOS

U.S. cellphone data analysis finds “hotspots” where COVID-19 social distancing levels are low, as well as revealing how demographics and governmental restrictions interact.

16-Sep-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Small Increase in Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Seen for Pre- and Post-Term Births
PLOS

A study of more than 3.5 million Nordic children suggests that the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may increase slightly for each week a child is born before or after 40 weeks of gestation.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing Launches New Scholarship for Graduate Nursing Students
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Liaison International has committed $35,000 in funding to this program over the next five years. Two students will be awarded $3,500 each year through 2024, with $2,000 disbursed directly to the student for educational expenses, and $1,500 used to cover expenses related to the leadership development program.

Newswise: UB biophysicist to explore molecular mysteries of protein-RNA droplets
Released: 22-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
UB biophysicist to explore molecular mysteries of protein-RNA droplets
University at Buffalo

Inside human cells, proteins and RNA can cluster together to form spherical droplets that play vital roles in cellular processes as well as in certain human diseases. A $2 million grant will allow biophysicist Priya Banerjee's team at UB to explore the molecular details of protein-RNA condensates.

Newswise: Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition!
Released: 22-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition!
University at Buffalo

“Now, more than ever, with so many kids being at home, they need fun, hands-on scientific activities,” says Jason Benedict, contest founder, dad, and an associate professor of chemistry in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Study reveals racial disparities in clinical trial recruitment and points to strategies to achieve more inclusive clinical research
Beth Israel Lahey Health

In a new study published in the journal Clinical Trials, researchers led by Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) compared four electronic-based recruitment methods and four traditional recruitment methods to determine how different strategies may impact enrollment of groups traditionally under-represented in the medical literature.

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Newswise: Google search data reveals major panic attack issue, Tulane study shows
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Google search data reveals major panic attack issue, Tulane study shows
Tulane University

A team of researchers at Tulane University used Google search data to determine the extent of panic attacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Henry Ford Health System Study Demonstrates UV-C Light is Effective for Killing COVID-19 on N95s
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Henry Ford Health System Study Demonstrates UV-C Light is Effective for Killing COVID-19 on N95s
Henry Ford Health System

Dermatology researchers at Henry Ford Health System, in collaboration with a team at the University of Michigan, have demonstrated that certain N95 respirators tainted with COVID-19 can be effectively and safely decontaminated for reuse using ultraviolet-C light (UV-C), a method commonly utilized for treating rare skin diseases. Researchers say the outside and inside of the facemasks were decontaminated in a prototype phototherapy unit that dispenses a UV-C dosing level high enough to effectively kill the virus in less than two minutes while still preserving the facemask’s breathability, fit and overall integrity.

Newswise: UIC honored for its commitment to diversity, inclusion efforts
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:25 PM EDT
UIC honored for its commitment to diversity, inclusion efforts
University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC is one of 92 recipients featured in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the fifth time UIC has earned the HEED award.

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Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 mortality rates higher among men than women
Beth Israel Lahey Health

A new review article from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows people who are biologically male are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than people who are biologically female.

Newswise: Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
University of South Australia

Pale, male and stale – it’s certainly stereotypical, but it’s a saying that still holds water when it comes to Australian boards, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

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